Fairy Meadow Hotel

The magistrate and the reformed drunkard

MICK ROBERTS © WELL over six feet tall and solidly built, Andrew Lysaght was an imposing and colourful Illawarra pioneer. A magistrate, who resigned after a parliamentary inquiry found he called the Wollongong Police Sergeant an “old woman”, he wasn’t afraid… Read More ›

Bellambi’s ‘other hotel’ was a harbourside pub frequented by hard-drinking waterside workers and sailors

By MICK ROBERTS © WHILE many who call Bellambi home know of their historic watering hole by the railway station, some may be surprised to learn of their first pub, down by the sea. Today’s Bellambi Hotel – opened in… Read More ›

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